|Micha Eisenstorg 20october2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center|
Micha Eisenstorg, born and raised in Brussels, speaks about Jewish experiences in Belgium during World War II. He reflects on the experiences his own family had during the Nazi Occupation and the devastating aftermath, also sharing stories of Jewish resistance and the trial of a chief SS officer in Belgium. He later discusses his time in Israel, his involvement with Jewish organizations and movements, and the common memories he shares with his wife...
Keywords: Belgium; Brussels; World War II; Holocaust; German Invasion of Belgium; Nazis; Jewish Deportation; Zionist Youth Movement; Socialist Youth Movement; Israel; Kibbutz; Belgian Navy; Russian Jewry; Soviet Jewry; Nazi Occupation; SS Trial; Jewish Resistance; Warsaw Ghetto Uprising; Polish Jews
|Sruli Dresdner 25August2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)|
Sruli Dresdner is a scholar of Klezmer and Hasidic music. He and his wife, Lisa Mayer, have been teaching young people about Jewish music for the last 15 years through classroom visits, summer camps, and Klezmer music festivals. They are based in the New York area. To learn more, visit the Clubhouse. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Sruli Dresdner Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whi...
Keywords: Holocaust; Roots/heritage; Music; Advice; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Career and Professional Life; Religion and ritual; Jewish holidays; Eastern Europe; Western Europe; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Chasidic; Belgium; Romania; Galicia; Eleanor Roosevelt; Kristallnacht; Cuba; wedding cake; Satmar; hoysbokher; nigunim; Queens; 1961; Satmar; Belgium; Chasidism; Galicia; Cuba; Sanok stetl; hoysbokher; nigunim; Kew Gardens Queens; Klezmer; Klezkanada; klezkamp; Paul Pincus; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
|Lili Bermant 26oct2010 Yiddish Book Center|
Lili Bermant is an 83-year-old widow from Antwerp, Belgium, currently living in Amherst, Massachusetts. Lili started the interview talking about her upbringing in Belgium before the outbreak of World War II. Both of her parents were Jewish, her mother from a religious family in Poland. Her mother, wanting to get a better education, came to Belgium from Poland. She spoke German and French. Lili's father spoke Flemish and Yiddish, but as Lili said, somehow they made it work...
Keywords: Antwerp; Belgium; Amherst; Massachusetts; Poland; Holocaust; France; Cuba; Jewish Identity; Shomer Haditi; New York; Bar Mitzvah; Diamond Broker; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Immigration; Migration; and place; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Holocaust; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Zionism; Eastern Europe; Western Europe; United States; Latin America; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Youth group; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Travel; Wexler Oral History Project; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center
|Jack Lewin 16October2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)|
Jack Lewin, Yiddish poet and activist, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on October 16, 2013 in Los Angeles. This interview is conducted entirely in Yiddish. Jack was born in Lodz, Poland and is a survivor of the ghetto there. After the war, he emigrated with his wife Regina first to Melbourne, Australia and later, with their children, to Los Angeles. He is very active in the LA Yiddish scene, working with Khezhbn Magazine and the California Institute for Yiddish Culture and Language in additio...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish revival and activism; Yiddish scene; Yiddish speaker; Immigration; Migration; Theater; Music; song; singing; Press; Literature; Books; Poetry; Career and Professional Life; Holocaust; World War Two; Education; Jewish education; Secular; Secularism; Non-religious; Pesakh; Passover; Eastern Europe; Western Europe; United States; Politics and political movements; Youth group; Summer camp; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Yiddish personalities; Jewish community; Urban; Travel; Love; Relationships; Lodz; Poland; Melbourne; Australia; Los angeles; California; Germany; Belgium; Sigmund Turkow; Khezhbn; Di Goldene Keyt; SKIF; TSISHO; 1930s; 1940s; 1950s; displaced persons camp; DP camp